Hoist

Definition of Hoist

v. t.1.To raise; to lift; to elevate; esp., to raise or lift to a desired elevation, by means of tackle, as a sail, a flag, a heavy package or weight.
[imp. & p. p. Hoisted; p. pr. & vb. n. Hoisting.]
They land my goods, and hoist my flying sails.
- Pope.
Hoisting him into his father's throne.
- South.
Hoisting engine
a steam engine for operating a hoist.
n.1.That by which anything is hoisted; the apparatus for lifting goods.
2.The act of hoisting; a lift.
3.(Naut.) The perpendicular height of a flag, as opposed to the fly, or horizontal length when flying from a staff.
Hoist bridge
a drawbridge that is lifted instead of being swung or drawn aside.
p. p.1.Hoisted.
'T is the sport to have the enginer
Hoist with his own petar.
- Shak.

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